A three-alarm fire swept through a Little Egg Harbor home before it collapsed on Dec. 18.
Just after 5:00 a.m. Mystic Lake Volunteer Fire Department (Station 72) crews were dispatched and the Little Egg Harbor police found heavy fire throughout the structure.
72 command arrived and struck a second alarm. Heavy fire was shwoing from the 2 1/2-story structure and the B and D exposures were in danger
Three hoselines were pulled from Engine 7211 arrived and used on the A, B and D sides.
Ladder 7205 was put into service on the A side of the home while a third alarm was struck.
About 15 minutes into the fire, the C side of the building collapsed.
The fire was placed under control four hours later and the last units left the scene about 2:15 p.m.
No injuries were reported and the cause of tire is under investigation by the Ocean County Fire Marshals Office.
Units that responded: 7211, 7205, 7207, 7108, 7111, 7001, 7008, E-47, E-60, E-421